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Volkswagen Schwimmwagen

Single family ownership 1947

c.1944 Volkswagen Amphibious

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One of the Century#146;s truly great the Volkswagen #145;Beetle#146; lived its origin as Hitler#146;s #145;people#146;s going on to become an all-time and cult classic, as well as a host of derivatives. Outlined in the 1930s, Hitler#146;s brief an affordable car costing less 1,000 Reichsmarks. The man charged translating the Führer#146;s dream reality was Dr Ferdinand Porsche. One of foremost automobile engineers, had presided over the design of Austro-Daimler, Daimler-Benz and Steyr, and had developed several prototypes went some way towards Hitler#146;s requirements for the concept. The that eventually entered though, would be all new design, one that would only to fruition after WW2.

A substantial number of prototype had been touring Germany for months promoting the car when the rolled across the Polish on 1st September 1939. Civilian trickled on, eventually ceasing as fortunes declined, but the concept#146;s military applications had been consideration for some time. Porsche#146;s Type 60 (the prototype) with its strong chassis and air-cooled engine had recognised as an ideal basis for the army#146;s proposed Kübelwagen car#146;) #150; a lightweight, utility vehicle. A small of Type 62 Kübelwagens were in

service by the time war broke Experience with these vehicles soon led to a number of the result being the definitive 82 that would see service on every front.

Yet another variant was the Schwimmwagen, an vehicle that represented total re-engineering rather merely further development. The featured a watertight, door-less #150; designed by Porsche#146;s Erwin Komenda — drive and a power take-off the engine that drove a propeller. Types 128 Model A, 138 C and 166 Model C were manufactured as the progressed, most of the 14,000-or-so manufactured ending up with of the Waffen SS.

This example of the most amphibious car ever was first in Italy on 25th August by the current owner#146;s father. restored in 1994, this has been fitted with a modern 1,300cc engine, the mechanicals and propeller system very well. Described as in good condition, the vehicle is with restoration invoices and registration papers.

Cet exemplaire du véhicule amphibie le produit au monde fut immatriculé en le 25 août 1947 par le père du actuel. Totalement restaurée en cette Schwimmwagen a été équipée moteur de 1 300 cm3 plus moderne, les mécaniques et de navigation fonctionnant En excellente condition, cette est proposée avec son dossier de de restauration et ses papiers d#146;immatriculation

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